Rafa Benitez has confirmed he is still waiting for the right club to return to management with and also reflected on a particular aspect he feels is important.
Benitez, who has managed with Valencia, Liverpool and Inter, has been out of work since leaving Serie A in late 2010.
“I am waiting to find a team with the aspirations and who can compete,” the 52-year-old briefly stated to reporters after his appearance today at a UEFA Licence course held today at the Spanish Football Federation’s headquarters.
The technician also hinted towards one aspect in particular that may sway his decision on future employment somewhere – the relationship between the Coach and his sporting director, and the interference from a President.
“The big problem with the Coach-sporting director model is the Coach, as most of the time it is the President who deals with transfers,” Benitez explained.
“But I believe that it should be the sporting director who should perform this function, as they are the person with the direct relationship with the Coach when signing the players and discussing sporting decisions.”
Even so, Benitez wasn’t specific with which country he has previously managed in that may have this relationship incorrectly balanced.
“These are three countries with three different structures, three different working models, but any of them can be successful.”